Since I started doing these little tour broadcasts whenever time finds itself being available, let me continue the process and inform all of our readers in the PiercingMetal realm about Hatebreed’s announcement of “The Stillborn Fest” for 2012. The shows posted so far will take place in December and I’ve listed them below the promotional poster for your reference.
Tag: concert tours
As readers of the PiercingMetal site and companion blog are very aware, we love to go to and cover concerts for the sake of larger awareness and just get a general kick out of seeing bands deliver their goods on the live stage. To me it’s very, very, exhilarating when it all comes down to it and I just find inspiration when I write about them or share photos from the performances with you all. That being said, it gives me great pleasure to announce another new festival that is launching this year for the summer of 2012. Presenting the Shockwave Festival (queue dramatic music).
The inaugural edition of the festival will feature both Fear Factory and Voivod as the apparent co-headliners and I guess depending on your level of excitement about each of them would gauge the level of anticipation in the overall event. Whatever the case may be it joins the ranks of the Rockstar Mayhem Fest, The Summer Slaughter Fest and also appears to be a good replacement for the no longer running Sounds Of The Underground Festival that ended in 2007. Check out the list of the rest of the performers on the event.
The Bands: Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance to Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning, Forged in Flame.
I like a fair amount of Fear Factory and had actually just seen them the night before posting this announcement but I admit I was a little surprised to find them being the headliner for this new Festival. As far as Voivod is concerned I have only ever been a marginal fan of their output and think that my favorite material was from releases like “Nothingface” and “Angel Rat”. Still some folks find them to be right up their alley. The other bands are only half interesting to me, but perhaps its time to give those ones who I am iffy on another fair listen and focus on. What do you folks think of the lineup roster for this event? Will you be planning on attending?
Here are the dates of this Festival and as you can see it runs for about a month with limited breaks between days. It’s not as long as you might have expected but its still better than nothing for those fans who cannot wait to sink their fangs into its offerings and its probably .
7/06/2012 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
7/07/2012 Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
7/11/2012 Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB
7/12/2012 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
7/13/2012 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
7/14/2012 Kool House – Toronto, ON
7/17/2012 Imperial Theater – Quebec City, QC
7/18/2012 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
7/20/2012 Northern Lights – Clifton, NY
7/21/2012 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY
7/22/2012 Reverb – Reading, PA
7/24/2012 Revolution – Amityville, IL
7/25/2012 Palladium – Worcester, MA
7/26/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA
7/28/2012 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
7/29/2012 Tebala Shrine – Rockford, IL
8/02/2012 Nakai Hall – Window Rock, AZ
8/03/2012 The Marqee Theater – Tempe, AZ
8/04/2012 House Of Blues – Hollywood, CA
Since PiercingMetal.com HQ is based in NYC our own attendance will be based on whether or not an actual performance takes place in the Big Apple. So far they are playing in Buffalo NY and Clifton NY and while the first is super far away, I don’t even know where that last one is so I am not making any travel plans. OK back to the regularly scheduled programming. Here are a bunch of album codes that will help you get up to speed on the bands that are performing on this event in case you need a little Metal guidance.
UPDATE 6/22/2012: It’s been reported that the previously announced bands of Forged In Flame, Revocation, Dirge Within and Vildhjarta have all pulled off of this tour.
UPDATE 7/3/2012: It has been reported that co-headliners Voivod have dropped off this tour. To my knowledge no other bands have been added in to replace the ones that have dropped off.
UPDATE 7/4/2012: It appears as though the entire Shockwave Festival is cancelled. I hope that any fans who shelled out money for this event will be able to get their money back without incident. Of course there is usually no bypassing the Ticketmaster Fees but maybe that is different with a full on event cancellation.
For the last couple of years I have taken a page out of my fellow bloggers books and used our PiercingMetal Musings Blog to speak up about the major happenings in The Metal Republics realm. It’s honestly been the perfect place to spark up some discussion with you readers about major concert tours or big package presentations that fall under the festival model. With that being said I now present to you the official poster for the Summer Slaughter Tour for 2012 and its roster of performers. Check it out.
The most interesting part about this particular tour is that it is bringing Cannibal Corpse as the main band with support from Between The Buried and Me, and each are two of Metal Blade Records most vital acts in terms of popularity. We’ll also get The Faceless, Periphery, Veil Of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Exhumed, Goatwhore, and Cerebral Bore. The event will also features some special guest bands in each city so there might be some cool surprises in store for the attending Metalhead. Participating labels will be of course Metal Blade Records (who have five of the nine featured bands) along with Relapse Records, Sumerian Records and Earache Records. Some of these bands have appeared on the Summer Slaughter tours of the past as well but there are those who don’t mind that at all. While I generally like to see new things I am on the okay side with the ones who have been here before for the most part.
The tour dates were announced yesterday and our New York City region will find this tour landing at Irving Plaza on August 8th. Check your own local listings for where this will be if you plan on going and by all means get your tickets early enough to not be shut out. So tell me readers, does this tour excite you or leave you left for want? Speak up in the comments section, I would be interested in hearing what you have to say.